"But it's not fair! TigerClan has nothing special. We are plain orange cats with no great skills. We should have something to set us apart like LionClan and LeopardClan have!"
— Thorntooth complaining about the other Clan's uniqueness in Secrets of the Clans, page 165

Thorntooth is a male tiger.[1]


In the Field Guides

Secrets of the Clans

Thorntooth is a warrior of the mythological Great Clan, TigerClan. He was more bitter than the rest of the Clan due to jealousy of the other Clans for having something special, such as LionClan's mane and LeopardClan's black spotted pelts, and the ability to swim and run fast. He raided the other Clans at night, stealing kits and taking their fresh-kill. This caused terror in both LionClan and LeopardClan.
Once, he came back to camp with a small lion cub in his jaws. This kit was Petalkit, the sole daughter of Goldenstar, the leader of LionClan. Shadestar, the TigerClan leader, got irate by Thorntooth's actions. Thorntooth was ordered to return her to LionClan the same night, so Shadestar called a Gathering, where Petalkit could be returned to LionClan before they attack. As a punishment for his awful behavior, Thorntooth and the whole of TigerClan was ordered by Goldenstar to live in the shadows of night for a moon. After living in shadows for a moon, the TigerClan cats gained black stripes, making their Clan have something unique, and this was pleasing to Thorntooth.


Shadestar: "That's Petalkit! You've stolen Goldenstar's only daughter!"
Thorntooth: "Yes I have."
—Shadestar's surprise to Thorntooth stealing Petalkit Secrets of the Clans, page 164

"We can fight them"
—Thorntooth protesting to return Petalkit Secrets of the Clans, page 165

"One TigerClan warrior, Thorntooth, was more bitter than the rest."
—Narrator explaining Thorntooth's bitterness. Secrets of the Clans, page 164

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 164